List of companies of Uganda

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Location of Uganda

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda's economy generates income from annual exports that include coffee ($466.6 million), tea ($72.1 million), and fish ($136.2 million).[1] The country has commenced economic reforms and growth has been robust. In 2008, Uganda recorded 7% growth despite the global downturn and regional instability.[2]

Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, and sizable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. The country has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas.[3] While agriculture accounted for 56% of the economy in 1986, with coffee as its main export, it has now been surpassed by the services sector, which accounted for 52% of GDP in 2007.[4]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
ABC Bank (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 1993 Commercial bank
Africell Telecommunications Mobile Telecommunications Kampala 2014
Aya Group Conglomerates - Kampala 1999 Food and beverage, construction, hotels & resorts
Bank of Africa Uganda Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1984 Commercial bank, part of Bank of Africa Group (Mali)
Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1953 Commercial bank, part of Bank of Baroda (India)
Bank of India (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 2012 Commercial bank, part of Bank of India (India)
Bank of Uganda Financials Banks Kampala 1966 Central bank
Barclays Bank of Uganda Financials Banks Kampala 1927 Commercial bank, part of Barclays (UK)
Cairo International Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1995 Commercial bank
Centenary Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1983 Commercial bank
Citibank Uganda Financials Banks Kampala 1999 Commercial bank, part of Citigroup (US)
Commercial Bank of Africa (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 2014 Commercial bank, part of Commercial Bank of Africa (Kenya)
Crane Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1995 Commercial bank, part of Ruparelia Group
DFCU Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1964 Commercial bank, part of DFCU Group
DFCU Group Financials Banks Kampala 1964 Financial services holding company
Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 1945 Commercial bank
Eagle Air (Uganda) Consumer services Airlines Kampala 1994 Regional and charter airline
East African Development Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1967 Development finance
Ecobank (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 2009 Commercial bank, part of Ecobank (Togo)
Equity Bank (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 2008 Commercial bank, part of Equity Group Holdings Limited (Kenya)
Exim Bank (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 2011 Commercial bank, part of Exim Bank (Tanzania)
Finance Trust Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1984 Commercial bank
FINCA Uganda Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1992 Microfinance
Global Trust Bank Financials Banks Kampala 2008 Commercial bank
Guaranty Trust Bank (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 2008 Commercial bank, part of Guaranty Trust Bank (East Africa)
HiPipo Limited Consumer services Media agencies Kampala 2007 Marketing, events
Housing Finance Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1967 Commercial bank
Imperial Hotels Group Consumer services Hotels Kampala 1991[5] Hotels
International Medical Group (Uganda) Health care Health care equipment & services Kampala 1996 Private medical services
K2 Telecom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Kampala 2013 Mobile network
Kakira Sugar Works Consumer goods Food products Kakira 1930 Sugar
Kampala Hilton Hotel Consumer services Hotels Kampala 2010 Hotel, part of Aya Group
Kampala Serena Hotel Consumer services Hotels Kampala 2006 Hotel
Kampala Sheraton Hotel Consumer services Hotels Kampala 1967 Hotel, part of Sheraton Hotels and Resorts (US)
Kampala Speke Hotel Consumer services Hotels Kampala 1925 Hotel, part of Ruparelia Group
KCB Bank Uganda Limited Financials Banks Kampala 2007 Part of KCB Group Limited (Kenya)
Kinyara Sugar Works Limited Consumer goods Food products Masindi 1969 Sugar
Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited Consumer goods Food products Kampala 1990 Coffee
National Bank of Commerce (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 1991 Commercial bank
National Insurance Corporation Financials Full line insurance Kampala 1964 Insurance
National Social Security Fund (Uganda) Financials Investment services Kampala 1985 Retirement funds
National Water and Sewerage Corporation Utilities Water Kampala 1972 Water and sanitation
NC Bank Uganda Financials Banks Kampala 2012 Commercial bank
New Vision Group Consumer services Publishing Kampala 1986 Newspaper, television
New Vision Consumer services Publishing Kampala 1986 Newspaper, part of New Vision Group
Nile Bank Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1988 Defunct 2007, merged into Barclays Bank of Uganda
Opportunity Uganda Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1995 Credit institution
Orient Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1993 Commercial bank
Posta Uganda Industrials Delivery services Kampala 1951 Postal services
PostBank Uganda Financials Banks Kampala 1926 Credit institution
Pride Microfinance Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1995 Microfinance
Quality Chemical Industries Limited Health care Pharmaceuticals Kampala 2005 Pharma
Royal Daisy Airlines Consumer services Airlines Kampala 2005 Private airline, defunct
Ruparelia Group Conglomerates - Kampala 1985 Banking, insurance, education, real estate, hotels
Sango Bay Estates Limited Consumer goods Food products Kakuuto 1930 Sugar
Skyjet Airlines Consumer services Airlines Kampala 2003 Airline
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1906 Commercial bank
Standard Chartered Uganda Financials Banks Kampala 1912 Commercial bank
Statewide Insurance Company Financials Full line insurance Kampala 1982 Insurance and risk management
Stodacom Industrials Business support services Kampala 2006 Corporate investigations
Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited Consumer goods Food products Lugazi 1924 Sugar
Translink (U) Ltd Consumer goods Durable household products Kampala 1991 Electronics, phones, tyres
Tropical Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1973 Commercial bank
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1994 Microfinance
Uganda Air Cargo Industrials Delivery services Kampala 1994 Cargo
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Kampala 2005 Broadcaster
Uganda Cancer Institute Health care Biotechnology Kampala 1967 Biotech
Uganda Commercial Bank Financials Banks Kampala 1965 Commercial bank, defunct 2001
Uganda Development Bank Limited Financials Banks Kampala 1972 State-owned, development bank
Uganda Railways Corporation Industrials Railroads Kampala 1977 State railway
Uganda Securities Exchange Financials Investment services Kampala 1997 Stock exchange
Uganda Telecom Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Kampala 2000 Telecom
Uganda Virus Research Institute Health care Biotechnology Entebbe 1936 Biotech
Umeme Utilities Conventional electricity Kampala 2004 Electrical utility
United Airlines Limited Consumer services Airlines Kampala 1999 Airline
United Bank for Africa (Uganda) Financials Banks Kampala 2008 Commercial bank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ubos statistical abstract (spreadsheet).
  2. ^ "Snapshot of Uganda's economic outlook". African Economic Outlook. 6 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Uganda's oil rush: Derricks in the darkness. Economist.com (6 August 2009). Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Uganda at a Glance" (PDF). World Bank. 13 November 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Uganda - Karim Hirji, Founder of Imperial Group